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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Texas, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Texas should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Past President (1998-1999)
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)

Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appell... read more >

Matt Horak

Matt Horak
Horak Law
25911 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Call 713-225-8000
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Matt Horak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Matt Horak
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Matt Horak
Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Matt Horak
Member
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Matt Horak
Member

Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for more than a decade. He began his career as a former Assistant District Attorney for... read more >

Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
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American College of Trial Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Life Member,
Past President (1994-1995)
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Member

Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. His high-profile clients have included a U.S. Congressma... read more >

Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Stephen Lyle Hamilton
HamiltonGrant PC
812 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Call 806-444-4444
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Founding Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Lifetime Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
General Member

With Offices in Lubbock, Amarillo and Midland/ Odessa Attorney Stephen Hamilton is a partner and Trial Attorney at HamiltonGrant PC Stephen ... read more >

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett
1411 West Ave Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Call 512-476-4626
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Kevin Bennett
Lifetime Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin Bennett
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Kevin Bennett
Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
Member

Kevin Bennett is committed to guiding his clients through the legal process with as little stress as possible.... read more >

Jason Eric Trumpler

Jason Eric Trumpler
The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler
505 W 12th St Suite 200 S
Austin, TX 78701
Call 512-457-5200
People often ask me what separates your firm, or you as a lawyer, from this other lawyer or law firm up the street. While you are trying to ... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jason Eric Trumpler
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jason Eric Trumpler
Member
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Texas Bar College
Jason Eric Trumpler
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Jason Eric Trumpler
Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Jason Eric Trumpler
Member

David B Sloane

David B Sloane
Law Offices of David Sloane
933 West Weatherford Street suite 220
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Call 817-810-0088
100% focus on marijuana highway interdiction cases... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
David B Sloane
Lifetime Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David B Sloane
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David B Sloane
Member

John Cucci Jr

John Cucci Jr
Cucci Law Group
440 Louisiana St # 660
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 21 years, John Cucci Jr is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended CUNY, Queens College... read more >

Brian A Benken

Brian A Benken
Benken Law
3515 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004
Call 713-223-4051
Licensed private investigator and esteemed criminal defense attorney serving Harris County.... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Brian A Benken
Member

Michael J. Price

Michael J. Price
Law Office of Michael J. Price P.C.
310 S Austin Ave #100
Georgetown, TX 78626
Call 512-354-1880
Michael J. Price has over 15 years experience strictly within Texas criminal defense. He is a dedicated attorney who is focused on making st... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Michael J. Price
Member

Jonathan Gracia

Jonathan Gracia
The Gracia Law Firm
932 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Call 956-504-2211
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Brownsville who also serves as a Justice of the Peace in Cameron County. Not ... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jonathan Gracia
Member

Greg Torres

Greg Torres
Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC
15851 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Call 972-972-8869
The Law Offices of David Sloane is the premier marijuana defense firm defending Felony Highway Interdiction cases statewide, including the T... read more >

Bryan Joseph Fagan

Bryan Joseph Fagan
Law Office of Bryan Fagan
3707 Cypress Creek Pkwy Suite 400
Houston, TX 77068
Call 281-810-9760
I've wanted to be a lawyer since I was a little kid and saw the film version of John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief. I had no idea I woul... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Bryan Joseph Fagan
Member

Jackson Francis Gorski

Jackson Francis Gorski
The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski
3300 North IH-35 7th Floor
Austin, TX 78705
Call 512-960-4646
When an individual is accused of a criminal offense in Austin they’ll need a qualified lawyer on their side to ensure their rights are pro... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Jackson Francis Gorski
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jackson Francis Gorski
Member

Gary L Medlin

Gary L Medlin
The Medlin Law Firm - Dallas
2550 Pacific Ave #700
Dallas, TX 75226
Licensed for 39 years, Gary L Medlin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University... read more >

Mark Ryan Thiessen

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Thiessen Law Firm
1221 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 19 years, Mark Ryan Thiessen is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Russell David Hunt Jr

Russell David Hunt Jr
Law offices of Russ Hunt Jr
310 S Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
Licensed for 28 years, Russell David Hunt Jr is a Criminal Defense and International Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School... read more >

Edward A Mallett

Edward A Mallett
Mallett Saper Berg, LLP
4306 Yoakum Blvd Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 52 years, Edward A Mallett is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Terri R Zimmermann

Terri R Zimmermann
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 30 years, Terri R Zimmermann is a Sex Crimes and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Dick Deguerin

Dick Deguerin
DeGuerin & Dickson
1018 Preston St Fl 7
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 57 years, Dick Deguerin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Evan Edward Pierce-Jones

Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
Law Office of Evan Pierce-Jones
125 S Washington St
San Angelo, TX 76901
Licensed for 44 years, Evan Edward Pierce-Jones is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Grant Matthew Scheiner

Grant Matthew Scheiner
Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
2211 Norfolk St Suite 735
Houston, TX 77098
Licensed for 30 years, Grant Matthew Scheiner is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

George A Scharmen II

George A Scharmen II
Law offices of George Scharmen
315 Dwyer Ave
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 49 years, George A Scharmen II is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Tad A Nelson

Tad A Nelson
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
1221 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 31 years, Tad A Nelson is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley ... read more >

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr

John J.
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
111 Soledad, Suite 430
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 27 years, John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of L... read more >

Tyrone C Moncriffe

Tyrone C Moncriffe
Tyrone C. Moncriffe & Associates
1001 Texas St Ste 720
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 39 years, Tyrone C Moncriffe is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Te... read more >

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.
902 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 23 years, Doug Murphy is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern... read more >

David Michael Finn

David Michael Finn
David Finn, P.C.
2828 N Harwood St #1950
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 31 years, David Michael Finn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Ryan Herbert Deck

Ryan Herbert Deck
The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck
107 N Lampasas St #100
Round Rock, TX 78664
Licensed for 19 years, Ryan Herbert Deck is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Gilbert G. Garcia

Gilbert G. Garcia
The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm
220 N Thompson Suite 202
Conroe, TX 77301
Licensed for 44 years, Gilbert G. Garcia is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Martin LeNoir

Martin LeNoir
The Law Offices of Martin LeNoir
3300 Oak Lawn Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219
Licensed for 45 years, Martin LeNoir is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 13 years, Benson Varghese is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr
Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP
2600 State St.
Dallas, TX 75204
Licensed for 32 years, Franklyn Mickelsen Jr is a Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Richard Keith Oliver

Richard Keith Oliver
Rick Oliver Attorney at Law
1221 Studewood St Ste 205
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 15 years, Richard Keith Oliver is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Wessley T Ball

Wessley T Ball
Wes Ball Law, PLLC
4025 Woodland Park Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 42 years, Wessley T Ball is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Neal Andrew Davis

Neal Andrew Davis
Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Suite 700
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 23 years, Neal Andrew Davis is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Susan E Anderson

Susan E Anderson
Law Office of Susan E. Anderson
3500 Maple Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75219
Licensed for 27 years, Susan E Anderson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Patrick Karl Short

Patrick Karl Short
The Law Firm of Patrick Short
603 White Hills Dr
Rockwall, TX 75087
Licensed for 38 years, Patrick Karl Short is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Brock Morgan Benjamin

Brock Morgan Benjamin
Benjamin Law Firm
1600 N Kansas St
El Paso, TX 79902
Licensed for 17 years, Brock Morgan Benjamin is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law -... read more >

John Stillman Butler

John Stillman Butler
Law Office of John S. Butler
700 Lavaca Street Suite 1400
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 30 years, John Stillman Butler is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Leticia Letty Martinez

Leticia Letty Martinez
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 28 years, Leticia Letty Martinez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Anna Rebekah Summersett

Anna Rebekah Summersett
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton St. Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 13 years, Anna Rebekah Summersett is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law... read more >

Lydia Clay-Jackson

Lydia Clay-Jackson
The Law Office of L. Clay-Jackson, P.L.L.C.
504 West Lewis Street
Conroe, TX 77301
Licensed for 37 years, Lydia Clay-Jackson is a Federal Crimes and Police Misconduct lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Bristol C Myers

Bristol C Myers
1411 West Ave Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 23 years, Bristol C Myers is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Valparaiso University School of Law... read more >

Jim E Lavine

Jim E Lavine
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
4900 Bellview Dr
Bellaire, TX 77401
Licensed for 42 years, Jim E Lavine is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Ned William Barnett

Ned William Barnett
The Law Offices of Ned Barnett
8441 Gulf Fwy Ste 210
Houston, TX 77017
Licensed for 35 years, Ned William Barnett is a Sex Crimes and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Cody Lee Cofer

Cody Lee Cofer
COFER LUSTER LAW FIRM, PC
300 Burnett St., Suite 130 Suite 130
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Licensed for 14 years, Cody Lee Cofer is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Albert John Charanza Jr

Albert John Charanza Jr
Charanza Law Office P.C.
412 S 1st St
Lufkin, TX 75901
Licensed for 30 years, Albert John Charanza Jr is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of ... read more >

Greg Gladden

Greg Gladden
Law Office of Greg Gladden
3017 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
Licensed for 44 years, Greg Gladden is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sout... read more >

Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal

Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal
4500 Eldorado Pkwy Suite 3100
McKinney, TX 75070
Licensed for 21 years, Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >
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TBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) certifies lawyers as specialists in Criminal Law if they have substantial experience, involvement, competence, and training in this specialty area of practice.


The TBLS defines the term "criminal law" to include "misdemeanor and felony crimes, arrest, detention, plea bargains, jury and non-jury trials (for individuals 17 years of age or older)."



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NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.


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